What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity is Life

Simply put, biodiversity means the variety of living things. If the Earth's ecosystems are to remain healthy, they require many different kinds (species) of plants and animals. Every living organism has a role to play in our environment.

Many Yukoners recognize the importance of maintaining biodiversity both here and around the world. They are working hard to ensure habitats remain healthy for the widest variety of species.

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Biodiversity in Danger

Invasive species threaten biodiversity. To find out more about invasive species, view our Invasive Species page .


Contact Wildlife Viewing

Environment Yukon

Government of Yukon

Box 2703 (V-5A)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-8291
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 local 8291
Fax: 867-393-6263

Email: wildlife.viewing@gov.yk.ca